Grants

Thousands of Victorians benefit each year from the legal projects we fund through our Grants Program.

The Grants Program is now open

The projects we support help Victorians to understand the law and use it to improve their lives. We are drawn to grant projects that have a connection to our own work – legal projects that reach out to the community, that engage Victorians with the law or that provide better legal information.

Our Grants Program focuses on a particular theme each year. In 2016/17, our focus will again be on supporting Law Week and legal information projects. With Law Week projects, priority will be given to new Law Week events or to the expansion of previously delivered events, particularly in rural and regional areas. We will also offer grants for legal information projects where a demonstrated need can be shown.

Applying for a foundation grant gives you access to our in-house skills and expertise, as well as our free training, seminars and resources. Find out how to apply.

If you want to discuss an idea for a grant, or are unsure what grant to apply for, contact our Grants Manager. Contact us early to take full advantage of our knowledge and experience.

To better understand what type of projects we want to fund, read our grants criteria or browse our list of grants recipients.

More information

For more information on our Grants Program, please contact our Grants Manager, Melanie Rygl, on (03) 9604 8100 or by email.

We're looking for projects to develop Law Week events as well as legal information projects that help the community understand the law. Applications close on 29 August 2016.
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We have developed a sheet with some of the key ways we can help you. Considering this information in the development of your grant project will ensure it has the highest chance of success.
We've awarded more than $170,000 to nine diverse legal education projects aimed at helping people better understand the law.
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Funded by a General Grant, Snodger Media has produced a series of 10 short videos hosted by lawyer Lizzie O’Shea. In the series, Lizzie talks to Australia’s key legal minds, explores important cases and reveals how Australian law works. The video is developed for Legal Studies teachers and students, but of interest to all Victorians.
Lizzie O'Shea
We're offering grants for legal information projects where a demonstrated need can be shown. Before applying, look at our Access to Justice Review submission that identifies gaps in the information that is currently out there. To develop the best application and projects, also access our Better Information Workshops and legal resources online.
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We're looking to support grant projects that engage, entertain and inspire people to take an interest in the legal system. Priority will be given to new Law Week events or to the expansion of previously delivered events, particularly in rural and regional areas.
Law Week Hub
This page was last updated on June 06, 2016